what is meant by chemosynthesis

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The process of carbohydrate synthesis, in which the organism use chemical reactions to obtain energy from inorganic compounds is called chemosynthesis.
For example, bacteria of the genus Nitrosomonas oxidize ammonia to nitrite. The energy released during oxidation is used by bacteria in the same way as plants use energy from sunlight during photosynthesis for converting COto carbohydrate. Such bacteria are called chemosynthetic autotrophs.

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